ERIC Number: ED437683
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Nov
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Parental Modeling and the Development of Communication Apprehension in Elementary School Children: A Latino Perspective.
Schrodt, Paul; Tate, Tara; Carter, C. C.
This pilot study sought to extend K.L. Hutchinson and J.W. Neuliep's (1993) research regarding the relationship between parental modeling of communication apprehension (CA) and the development of children's CA. Furthermore, the study examined this relationship within the context of Latino families. Subjects were 82 fifth graders attending a predominantly Latino elementary school and their parents from a metropolitan area in the southwestern United States. The initial results, based on Hutchinson and Neuliep's (1993) research, indicated that there is no relationship between parental attitudes toward communication, parental modeling, and the subsequent development of CA in Latino elementary school children. A second analysis, using scales with improved reliability, indicated a negative relationship between mothers' spousal CA and parental modeling in children. (Contains 57 references and 3 tables of data.) (Author/RS)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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